Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry makes a visit to the dentist worry-free. Local anesthetic is always used, but including sedation through an IV or in other various forms will alleviate stress and pain. Most people have heard of nitrous oxide, which is also known as laughing gas. In extreme cases where this is necessary, it is easily and conveniently used and has virtually no side effects.

Benefits

When sedation is used, you will leave the office feeling as though the procedure you just had took minutes instead of hours! What a great way to deal with something that you were actually dreading.

Who

Are you avoiding your dentist’s office because you are afraid? Are you nervous about what is in store for you in that chair? You don’t need to fear the pain and discomfort that comes with having to keep your mouth open forever (you know it does feel like forever!). Sedation dentistry is perfect for those who become anxious about their visit to the dentist. Your procedure may become stress-free with the use of sedation.

Types

The most common method of sedation is oral and nitrous oxide(laughing gas). The patient is not fully “asleep”, but rather is just relaxed into a state that allows them not to feel the pain and discomfort that they so feared.

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